Mississippi Gov. Bryant Orders More Than 100 Bridges Closed

Cameron McWhirter, The Wall Street Journal on April 12, 2018

The state of Mississippi’s bridges are in such bad shape that the governor has ordered at least 102 closed this week.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, issued an emergency declaration, authorizing the Mississippi Department of Transportation workers to shut down the bridges, with the help of state troopers, if necessary. The department began notifying counties Thursday to shut down the bridges within 24 hours or the state would step in, according to officials.

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